If your folder keeps reverting to lớn read-only it could be due lớn a recent Windows 10 tăng cấp. Many users have sầu reported that when upgrading their system khổng lồ Windows 10, they encountered this error. Read-only is a file/folder attribute that lets only a specific group of users read or edit the files or thư mục. This can get infuriating, however, the fix is quite simple and easy but may differ depending on the scenario that caused it.

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Generally, when you encounter such an issue, you can easily overcome it by unchecking the read-only attribute box found in the properties of the file/folder. However, this case is not that simple. You won’t be able lớn change the read-only attribute of the file/thư mục which gets annoying. Nevertheless, this article will teach you how to access your files/folders again — just follow through with the instructions.


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The folder reverts khổng lồ read-only Windows 10

What causes the thư mục to lớn revert khổng lồ read-only on Windows 10?

This might be happening to lớn you due to various reasons, nonetheless, the most generic ones are —


Windows upgrade. If you’ve recently upgraded your system lớn Windows 10, this might be occurring due khổng lồ that as your account permissions may have sầu been altered.Account permissions. Sometimes, the error could be simply because of your tài khoản permissions which is the most common cause without you realizing it.

The possible và effective solutions for this problem are: –

Disable Controlled Access

Before we try other technical solutions, we will first try lớn disable the Controlled Folder Access in your settings. This is a hotfix and you may proceed with other solutions if this doesn’t work for you.

Press & hold the “Windows Key + I” button lớn launch Windows Settings.Once the Settings are opened, navigate lớn Update & Security và then cliông xã on Windows Security.Now, under the Virus và threat protection settings, cliông chồng on Manage settings.Virus và threat protection settingsUnder Controlled thư mục access, select Manage Controlled thư mục access and switch the access to Off.Manage Controlled folder access khổng lồ OffRestart your computer completely và then check if the issue is resolved.

Log in as an Administrator

To start with the common mistake, if you have sầu created multiple accounts on your system, make sure you are signed in as an administrator while accessing the file. The reason you are not able khổng lồ read or edit the file/folder could be that the file/thư mục was created using an administrator trương mục and you are trying khổng lồ access it using a guest tài khoản or any other. Hence, before you move sầu inkhổng lồ the solutions mentioned below, make sure you are using the administrative sầu account.

Change the Attribute of the Folder

If you are logged in as an administrator and still unable to access the files, then in such a case, you’ll have to change the attribute of the tệp tin using the comm& prompt. To vì this, follow the given instructions:

Press Winkey + X và select Comm& Prompt (Admin) from the menu.To remove sầu the read-only attribute and set a new attribute, use the following command:
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Enter the commvà khổng lồ remove Read-only Attribute

attrib -r +s drive:\The above sầu command will remove the read-only attribute of the tệp tin & change it lớn a system attribute. However, some files/folders bởi vì not operate properly in the system attribute so use the following comm& if you want to remove the system attribute:attrib -r -s drive:\

Change Permissions of the Drive

If you are facing this issue after upgrading your system lớn Windows 10, then changing the permissions of the drive could fix your problem. There have sầu been several reports according lớn which the issue has been solved via this method. Here’s how khổng lồ vày it:


Right-clichồng on the drive sầu where your files/folders are located.Select Properties.Navigate to the Security tab.
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Local Disk Properties (Security)Cliông xã Advanced và then select Change Permissions.
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Select change permissionsHighlight your user & then click Edit.
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Highlight your user và click EditSelect This thư mục, subfolders, & files from the drop-down danh sách.Check the Full Control box under Basic Permissions.
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Check the Full Control BoxCliông xã OK.

If you have sầu more than one account on the system, then you’ll have sầu lớn enable inheritance first. Here’s how khổng lồ do it:

Go khổng lồ your System drive sầu (where your Windows is installed).Go to the Users thư mục.Right-cliông chồng on your username và cliông xã Properties.In the Security tab, click Advanced.Hit Enable Inheritance.

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Highlight your user và cliông chồng Enable Inheritance

Disable your Third-tiệc nhỏ antivirus

If the error persists whenever your system restarts, it could be due khổng lồ your third-các buổi party antivirut software. Your antivirut might be detecting the files as a threat & consequently, stopping you from accessing them. In such a case, you’ll have sầu to lớn disable your antivirus software, change the attributes of the files/folders as mentioned above & restart your system to lớn see if the files/folders still revert to read-only. If they don’t, this means your antivirut is causing the issue và you should probably uninstall it.